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CCIA documents concerning the United Nations

Documents of to the World Council of Churches' Commission of the Churches on International Affairs

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Title EffectiveDate document_type Description
Public Statement in Support of the Multilateral Negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Ban in 2017 12 October 2016 Statement: public statement Submitted to the 2016 UN General Assembly First Committee by Faith Communities Concerned about the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Human Rights Day 2015 10 December 2015 Statement: public statement Statement on International Human Rights Day
Communiqué on stateless people 05 March 2013 Statement: public statement Communiqué from consultation on stateless people, “Towards an ecumenical advocacy on the rights of stateless people”held from 27 February to 1 March 2013 in Washington, D.C., United States.
UNAW Report 2009 Annex III: Prayer Resources 14 May 2010 Liturgical text United Nations Advocacy Week Opening Prayer, Monday Morning Prayer: Climate Displaced Peoples, Tuesday Morning Prayer: Indigenous Peoples Rights, Wednesday Morning Prayer: Colombia, Thursday Morning Prayer, Closing Prayer
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section B 14 May 2010 Report Climate Displaced Peoples Session, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Session, Colombia Session, Closing Keynote: theologian and activist
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section A 14 May 2010 Report Keynote II: Charge and Challenge to the Churches the Churches; Thematic Priority I: Climate Displaced Peoples.
Report: Churches Together to Transform the World 14 May 2010 Report The CCIA convened its 5th United Nations Advocacy Week (UNAW) on 15-20 November 2009 in New York City.
UNAW Report 2008 Annex IV: Prayer resources 23 January 2009 Liturgical text Climate change Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) Human rights Migration Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace United Nations
UNAW Report 2008 Annex II 23 January 2009 Report United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 speaker presentations: Our Common Strategic Global Ecumenical Advocacy, Public Witness Advocacy, Human Rights, Climate Change
UNAW Report 2008 Annex I 23 January 2009 Report United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 planning team, additions to UNAW 2008, agenda, speaker biographies, participant analysis, participant list, participants evaluation.
UNAW 2008 Report 23 January 2009 Report The United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 Report is a reminder of what was discussed and experienced at the UNAW and one of the key instruments to be used in local and global advocacy work.
UNAW 2007 Report 01 January 2008 Report For the United Nations Advocacy Week 2007, the WCC chose to emphasize four themes, a primary focus on the Greater Horn of Africa; water, nuclear disarmament and the Middle East, with an emphasis on Palestine and Israel.
Initiative for a resolution to move forward on nuclear disarmament 08 February 2006 Statement: letter Letter to Ambassador Rosemary Banks, Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
Background Information to Evaluate the Gaza Pullout 22 August 2005 B
Seminar on UN Reform and Civil Society, Stockholm, Sweden 15 January 2005 L
Letter to Madam Justice Louise Arbour on the occasion of her appointment 03 March 2004 M
Expression of concern on tensions in the Korean peninsula 15 January 2004 S
The collaboration of the WCC with International Governmental Institutions 22 November 2003 A
Iraq - Appeal to church leaders in member states of the UN Security Council 24 October 2002 S
Iraq - Appeal to the governments of China, France, Russia and the UK 19 September 2002 S
Appeal to Iraq to respect the resolutions of the UN Security Council 19 September 2002 S
Report of the XLV meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 03 June 2002 R
Background paper submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 15 August 2001 Background document The CCIA, against the background of more than fifty years of work against racism and its effects, notably through the WCC Program to Combat Racism, has submitted comments for consideration in the drafting of the Draft Declaration and Programme of Action.
Policy framework and guidelines on small arms and light weapons 18 May 2001 P
Resolution on United Nations Relations 14 May 2001 P
Report of the XLIV Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 14 May 2001 R
Oral intervention on human rights violations in the occupied Arab territories 28 March 2001 S The following is the full text of the intervention made on Wednesday, 28 March, to the 57th Session of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, meeting in Geneva, 19 March - 27 April 2001
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Sharing the land, the truth and the peace 17 October 2000 Statement: public statement Written submission by the CCIA to the Fifth Special Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights devoted to grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel
CCIA granted General Consultative Status with ECOSOC 03 May 2000 B